June Summer Camps in the East Bay (2020) - 510 Families

June Summer Camps in the East Bay (2020)

Thanks to our guide sponsors, Avid4 Adventure and Head Over Heels Athletic Arts.

If you’ve been trying to find an in-person summer camp option for June 2020, we know it has been tricky. Here are a few wonderful options to consider.

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Photo: Head Over Heels Camp

City-run camps for essential workers

The day camps typically run by the various parks and recreation departments have been modified with specific safety and hygiene standards as well as strict limits on the number of children. These camps are restricted for use by essential workers who must leave their homes for work — and will fill up quickly. The City of Oakland is running its Town Camp; The City of Berkeley is running its Berkeley Fun Camp; El Cerrito is running Special Summer Camp sessions.

Special thanks to our sponsors who make this guide of June camps possible:

Head Over Heels Camp

Campers, age 4-12, will spend time learning gymnastics skills, enjoying arts & crafts, and participating in activity stations indoors and outdoors in small groups to maintain social distancing. HOH has redesigned the flow of the gym to meet all health requirements & guidelines and will continue to train its staff on how to work safely with children during COVID-19.
View Camp Website for more information >>
Planned Start Date: begins Mon. June 8 in Emeryville
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Location: Emeryville

Avid4 Adventure


With a focus on the health and safety of campers and staff, Avid4 has adapted summer programs to dramatically reduce large group contact. Small Group Outdoor Adventures (Pre K – 7th), Camp at Home (1st – 5th), and weeklong online sessions. Sleepaway camp also available.
View Camp Website >>
Planned Start Date: begins Mon. June 15 in Oakland
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Location: Oakland, Orinda

Photo: Avid4 Adventure

Here are more camps that plan to run in-person camp programs in June:

This information is current as of 6/9/2020. Some camps have been changing their offerings as new health recommendations and restrictions become available. Check the websites of each camp to find current details about timing, location, prices, refund policies, and restrictions. Your favorite small camp (through teachers, rec centers, studios, and backyards) might also be available with spaces too limited for advertising here with us.

Head Over Heels Camp Website >>

Avid4 Adventure Website >>

HANDS-ON! STEAM Camps Website >>

Integem Holographic AR Programming & Design Camp Website >>

KidzToPros Summer Camps Website >>

Camp Bladium Website >>

Trackers Earth Bay Website >>

Adventure Day Camp Website >>

Shu Ren International School Mandarin Immersion Camp Website >>

East Bay SPCA Animal Camp Website >>

Kids Gym Berkeley Website >>

Cooking Round the World Website >>

Su Yun's Chinese Learning Center Summer Camp Website >>

One Generation Camp Website >>

Traverse Fitness Ninja Warrior Website >>

East Bay Dance Center Camp Website >>

Don’t see your favorite camps? Make sure to visit our East Bay Summer Camp Guide, Northern California Overnight Camps Guide, Online Camps Guide, and Camps Cancelled for 2020.

Thanks again to our sponsors today:

Thanks to our guide sponsors, Avid4 Adventure and Head Over Heels Athletic Arts.

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3 thoughts on “June Summer Camps in the East Bay (2020)”

  1. If these camps are operating weekly camps (e.g., Trackers), they are doing it in violation of Alameda County, Contra Costa County and City of Berkeley Health departments. It’s dangerous to post these businesses that are operating in direct violation of health directives from public officials.

  2. In Contra Costa, the three-week length is a recommendation, not a requirement. In Alameda, the guidance says “the group should remain stable for at least four weeks”–but not “must remain stable,” which is an important distinction. (Berkeley may have stricter guidance.) Most of the camps listed here are offering weekly sessions, though–even the City of Oakland is still running some weeklong specialty camps in addition to the multi-week sessions. Given that the respective counties have approved them all to run, I assume this is something they’ve decided they’re flexible on. (Whether parents want to be is another question entirely.)

    1. I don’t think that you should assume that all of these camps have received approval to operate their camps in this manner. I do agree that the language is ambiguous (e.g., “to the extent possible” and “should” instead of “must”), but it defeats the purpose of the directive if nobody abides by the 3-week minimum. I was on a Zoom call with Berkeley Vice Mayor Hahn who explained that without the 3-week minimum, if during a weekly camp a child infects 11 other children in the camp in one week, the following week there is the potential for those 11 children to infect an additional 11 children each.

      It would be better if everyone followed the suggested guidance for a couple of reasons: 1) it isn’t fair if some providers follow it and others don’t and 2) it defeats the purpose of enforcing 3-week minimum stable groups if only some camps do it, but others don’t.

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